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Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
921 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10021

OHS Database ID 47126.

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Status and Condition

The organ is no longer at this location, and is presumed destroyed, dispersed or relocated.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 13, 2010.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 66 stops. 75 registers. 73 ranks. 5234 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console with roll top.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- This was the rebuild and enlargement of 1900 3/38 Hook & Hastings Op. 1880, adding 33 stops and retaining the Hook case. Replaced in 1961 by 3/70 Casavant Op. 2660, retaining only the 32' Bourdon from Op. 1000. (Database Manager. August 12, 2010)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. August 13, 2010)

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Console. Photograph courtesy of Jonathan Bowen via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project
Sanctuary interior and organ case. Photograph courtesy of Andrew E. Henderson via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project

Pipe organs in New York sponsored by Foley-Baker, Inc.

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
           New York, New York
           Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
    
           Casavant   Op. 1000   1923   4/71
    
           Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives
           St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
           _____________________________________________________
    
           This was a rebuild with additions (*) of
           1900 3/38 Hook & Hastings Op. 1880
    
           GREAT                              CHOIR
       16' Open Diapason    61            16' Bourdon         73
        8' Diapason I       61 * a        16' Contra Dolce    12
        8' Diapason II      61   b         8' Diapason        73 *
        8' Doppel Flute     61             8' Melodia         73
        8' Traverse Flute   61 *           8' Gedeckt         12
        8' Dolce            61 * c         8' Dulciana        73
        4' Octave           61             8' Unda Maris      73 *
        4' Harmonic Flute   61             8' Geigen          73
    2 2/3' Twelfth          61             8' Geigen Celeste  73
        2' Fifteenth        61             8' Quintadena      73 *
    1 1/7' Septieme         61 *           4' Fugara          73
      III  Mixture         183             4' Flute d'Amour   73
        8' Harmonic Trumpet 61   d         2' Piccolo         61 * j
        4' Clarion          61 *       1 3/5' Tierce          73 *
           Chimes           EC             8' Trumpet (small) 73 *
           Celesta          CH           III  Mixture        219
                                           8' Cor Anglais     73 * k
           SWELL                           8' Clarinet        73   l
       16' Contra Gamba     73 *              Tremulant
        8' Diapason I       73 *              Sub
        8' Diapason II      73                Super
        8' Gedeckt          73                Chimes          EC
        8' Flute Céleste    73 *              Celeste        [pf]
        8' Erzähler         73 *              Celesta Sub
        8' Salicional       73
        8' Voix Céleste     73                ECHO [prepared for]
        8' Aeoline          73             8' Erzäher (small) 
        4' Violina          73             8' Cor de Nuit
        4' Flute            73             8' Vox Angelica
    2 2/3' Nazard           73 *           4' Fern Flute
        2' Flautina         61 * e         8' Cromorne (or soft Clar.)
       IV  Dolce Cornet    292 *           8' Vox Humana
       16' Double Trumpet   73 *              Tremulant
        8' Cornopean        73                Chimes
        8' Oboe             73
        8' Vox Humana       73   f            PEDAL
        4' Clarion          73 * g        32' Contra Bourdon  32
           Tremulant                      16' Open Diapason   32
           Sub                            16' Bourdon         12
           Super                          16' Violone         32 *
           Chimes           EC            16' Lieblich        32 *
           Celesta          CH            16' Contra Gamba    SW
                                          16' Contra Dolce    CH
           SOLO                       10 2/3' Quint            7
        8' Stentorphone     73 *           8' Bass Flute      12 (Open Diap)
        8' Gross Flute      73 *           8' Gedeckt          5
        8' Gamba            73 *           8' Cello           32
        8' Gamba Celeste    73 *           4' Flute           32 *
        8' Gemshorn (soft)  73 *          32' Bombarde        32 *
        4' Hohlpfeife       73 *          16' Trombone        12 *
        8' Tuba Mirabilis   73 * h        16' Double Trumpet  SW
        8' Musette          73 * i         8' Tromba          12 *
           Tremulant                          Chimes          EC
           Sub
           Super
           Chimes           EC
           Celesta          CH
    
        a  strong - like 8' Op.Diap. No.1 in chancel organ of Emmanuel Church
        b  softer; leave it about as at present
        c  very soft; rather flutey in quality
        d  revoice or change pressure to give more Tuba character
        e  Piccolo, softer than Choir Piccolo
        f  subdue by revoicing
        g  like that of Chancel Swell, Emmanuel Church
        h  very powerful reed, smooth, not too Trumpet quality
        i  like that in Chancel Choir of Emmanuel Church
        j  brilliant, strong than SW Flautino; like Gallery CH at Emmanuel
        k  like that in Solo at Emmanuel Church
        l  revoice and make softer
    
       [Received online from Jeff Scofield  August 13, 2010]
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